We all know those inspiring people who go above and beyond to make a positive impact to their local community or environment… and we’re inviting you to help us recognise them and support their work to thrive.
Nominations to Westfield Local Heroes are open 16th of February to 15th of March, with more than $1.2 million in grants to be awarded. Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities, with three finalists per Westfield centre each awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation or group.
Now in its fourth year, the program has already celebrated more than 363 individuals and their organisations.
The successful heroes work in a diverse range of sectors and have a varied degree of experience. They include environmentalists, innovators, community volunteers and leaders, welfare service providers, first responders, essential workers, health and medical experts, educators, social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. At Warringah Mall we’ve had some fantastic local community causes that have benefited from the program including the Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew, mental health support groups Mr Perfect and Gotcha for Life and the Forest Men’s Kitchen.
It’s easy to recognise your hero and put them in the spotlight to potentially earn a $10,000 grant to help continue their work.
1. Visit www.westfield.com.au/local-heroes to nominate.
2. Tell us who your hero is and how they create positive impact for your community or environment.